2020-01-09

Memo: Submit staff sick leave statistics for 2019

On Jan. 8, HR issued a memo to Submit staff sick leave statistics for 2019.

Actions for HR administrators:

  • Submit January-December 2019 staff sick leave statistics by Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Review past years’ sick leave statistics for staff.

See all HR memos at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/.

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan workshops this spring

The Pension Administration Office is hosting several spring sessions of the Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan workshop, an informative  session designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. All ages are welcome to attend.  Below are a list of upcoming dates and times.

  • Jan. 16, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Jan. 29, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 13, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Feb. 25, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • March 12, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • March 24, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Learn more and register at the SPP Workshops page: https://staff.pensions.ubc.ca/news/workshops/

Participate in Data Privacy Week at UBC: Jan. 27-31, 2020

Participate in Data Privacy Week at UBC: Jan. 27-31, 2020


International Data Privacy Day is Jan. 28, and is an international effort to empower individuals and institutions to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

To highlight the significance of data privacy at UBC, a week of programming has been developed to provide faculty and staff with more insight on recent work by the Office of University Counsel, Safety and Risk Services, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) covering the impact technology is having on our privacy rights while underlining the importance of valuing and protecting personal information at UBC.

Events are free to attend, and will occur at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan over the week of Jan. 27-31. RSVP is required by Jan. 24 due to limited seating. Visit https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/dpw2020 for the full line-up of events.

Featured Focus on People stories

Featured Focus on People stories

Our Focus on People 2025 framework had an exciting 2019. We created an implementation plan and started publishing stories to showcase how the UBC community is bringing the framework to life. We’re looking forward to an even more vibrant year ahead!

Check out our two latest stories:

Stay tuned in 2020! We’ll continue to publish brand-new stories over the next months. We count on your support to spread the word about the great work that our community is doing to advance Focus on People 2025.

Share your stories

Are you working on initiatives that support the Focus on People 2025 framework? Would you like to share it with the broader UBC community? Reach out to Monique Rodrigues, Focus on People Project & Communications Coordinator, to share your ideas.

Upcoming workplace wellbeing workshops

Our Workplace Wellbeing team is hosting three upcoming workshops:

Jan. 20: QPR Suicide Intervention Training is an internationally recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you question, persuade, and refer.

Jan. 22 & 29: Mental Health First Aid training is to improve mental health literacy. This workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

Jan. 28-29: Search Inside Yourself is a training that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing. This two-day workshop has a cost of $50, which is eligible for PD funding.